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Working Out on Keto: Make the most of Ketosis

Working out can take it’s toll on anyone, but mixing a ketogenic diet with working out can be difficult to decipher. We’re constantly told to consume enough carbohydrates for working out, but this conflicts with ketosis. So what’s the best way to combine your workout regime with a ketogenic diet??

Working out is a fantastic complement to the high-fat intake of a ketogenic diet. With the added fat burning benefits of ketosis, adding in some exercise can multiply your fat burning, but care must be taken.

Fueling Your Body

The human body is mostly fueled by one of three fuel sources;

Exercising in Ketosis

Monitoring your intensity is important.

The problem with high intensity workouts is that without appropriate carbohydrate intake, these types of exercise can impact your physical performance and energy levels. This can lead to injury, over-exertion, and exhaustion, as well as increased muscle loss.

It is therefore recommended to consume carbohydrates through one of the following methods.

Targeted Ketosis

By consuming 25-50 grams of easily digestible carbs about half an hour before exercise, this should provide enough of an energy boost to get you through your workout session.

For fat loss with exercise

For muscle gain and improved performance

For endurance type sports and training

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